Welcome to the Fire Engineering Fire Dynamics topic center, the industry's most trusted resource for information on fire behavior, dynamic fire events, and the latest fire-related research. Recognizing these events is critical to successful firefighting operations and here firefighters will find what they need to know regarding best practices, personal protective equipment, and the latest science and technology to survive these forces on the fireground.

Two Killed in Fitchburg (MA) Fire

March 31, 2014

A 22-year-old man and a 39-year-old woman were killed when the two-alarm fire ripped through the single-family house.

FDIC 2014: The Art of Go/No-Go!

March 31, 2014

Seattle (WA) Fire Department Captain Mike Gagliano will present "The Art of Go/No-Go!" at this year's FDIC 2014.

Training Bulletin: Flashover

March 25, 2014

Alex Langbell reviews the extreme fire behavior firefighters know as a "flashover."

Fire at Historic New York Hotel

March 25, 2014

Fire departments from numerous departments responded to a fire at a historic multi-story hotel in Stamford, New York. Fire spread rapidly through the wooden structure.

FDIC 2014 Preview: Modular Construction

March 24, 2014

Acushnet (MA) Fire Chief Kevin Gallagher will present "Tactics and Strategies for the Hidden Hazards of Modular Construction" at FDIC 2014.

Firefighters Escape Injury in Hempstead (NY) Collapse

March 24, 2014

Unique Fire Phenomenon: Fiery Tumbleweed Whirlwind

March 24, 2014

Firefighters from various agencies participating in a prescribed burn of 150 acres at the Rocky Mountain Arsenal in Denver, Colorado, witnessed a rare event in extreme fire behavior: a dust devil picking up hundreds of flaming tumbleweeds.

FDIC 2014 Preview: Critical Decision Making Under Fire

March 21, 2014

Keene (NH) Fire Department Lieutenant Billy Greenwood will be teaching "Critical Decision Making Under Fire: 2014 Interior Benchmarking" at this year's FDIC.

Firefighters Battle 4-Alarm Fire on Manhattan's Upper West Side

March 21, 2014

Almost 200 Fire Department of New York (FDNY) firefighters battled a fire that went to four alarms last night on Manhattan's Upper West Side.

FDIC 2014: Keep Up Your 'Reading Smoke' Skills

March 19, 2014

If you haven't been to many structure fires lately, your "reading smoke" skills may have diminished. Join Dave Dodson at this year's FDIC for a refresher in the form of a workshop and breakout session.